Turning CO2 into Basalt?

The various ways that Big Oil and Big Coal are trying to extend their useful life and indeed their profit stream are getting increasingly desperate. Carrying on burning their carbon is not an option in may people’s views but what if the exhaust gases can be captured?

I think this is a pipe dream, at least on a mass industrial level but the Icelanders have a variation on this theme that looks interesting.

Have a look for yourself..

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Light From Soccer Rather than Solar

When a soccer ball gets kicked it has kinetic energy and that can potentially be used…

…to light a lamp.

We can light that lamp with a solar panel and that's easy. There are solar lamps all round the world. Another thing that's all round the world is soccer. Watch the short video to see how…(sorry for the idiotic music)

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A Solar Tower Turbine

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Bicycle Power Only, No Solar In Sight

I'm not totally convinced about how practicaal this method is but its worth a few minutes to watch and see. I wonder in particular how much this is going to cost and whether the people this is supposedly designed for could afford it. What do you think?

Another question too – suppose instead of spending money on this recumbant bike they used the same money to install solar panels…

 

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Community Solar Projects

Solar energy projects usually either are solely owned and on one own land and or roof or they are huge scale businesses covering acres and probably run by usual business rules.

There is another way – that of Community involvement. And is what we see here in this video…

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Can We All Print Our Own Solar Panels?

Solar cells have always been rather expensive and hard to produce and that's why this printing technology is so exciting. Whether we all just print our own solar panels or just cover large areas of our roofs, windows in walls with these low cost panels remains to be seen.

 

 

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From Solar Cell to Solar City

Here in the UK many solar projects come to a shuddering halt due to "NIMBY" opposition but in Germany people just seem to to "get" Solar.

Here are some fascinating insights showing us the future

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Zero Energy Home From Solar Panels

Just forget the water fall – it's a bonus…

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ZERO Emmissions Australia

With the current government of Australia being so enthusiastic over fossil fuels a Future of zero Emissions may be regarded as a pipe dream.

But there is a more optimistic appraisal right here

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Solar Houses – The Welsh Way

This is a SOLCER House – one that is built as a demonstration to the Building and Construction Industry that superb performance is available now at market prices.

For far too long we have endured "Bog standard" badly designed houses produced by property speculators, which no doubt make them a pile of money but which condemn the owners to a lifetime of high heating costs and little if any ventilation.

The excuse has been that of expense.

Watch the video and see that flimsy excuse for what it is.

Time for another excuse I guess.

More info on the SOLCER House here

 

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